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BACKGROUND The NINDS-Canadian Stroke Network (NINDS-CSN) recommended a neuropsychological battery of three protocols to diagnose vascular cognitive impairment (VCI), however, due to culture and language differences, the battery cannot be directly used in China. Validation of the battery in mandarin Chinese is lacking. Our study investigated the reliability(More)
BACKGROUND Valid telephone assessment for cognitive impairment is lacking in stroke settings. We investigated the feasibility and validity of the 5-minute National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Canadian Stroke Network (NINDS-CSN) protocol and six-item screener (SIS) in stroke patients by telephone administration. METHODS Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Around two thirds stroke patients may suffer from vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). Our previous study has validated the NINDS-CSN harmonization standard for VCI diagnosis in Chinese. In this study, we aimed to investigate the predictors for VCI in Chinese post-stroke patients. METHODS We compared epidemiological, clinical, and neuroimaging(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether dual tissue-defined ischemic attacks, defined as multiple diffusion-weighted imaging lesions of different age and/or arterial territory (dual DWI), are an independent and stronger predictor of 90-day stroke than dual clinical TIAs (dual TIA). METHODS Consecutive patients with clinically defined TIA were enrolled and(More)
Our study aimed to examine the predictive role of mild parkinsonian signs (MPS) on mortality in an elderly male cohort. From January 2004, 1759 retired male military officers in Nanjing, China, underwent detailed clinical evaluations, which included assessments of MPS using an abbreviated Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale at baseline. Data on deaths(More)
The objective of this study is to compare differences in the cognitive functioning of elderly women who underwent unilateral oophorectomy before menopause with women who passed through natural menopause. A case-control study was conducted from December 2009 to August 2010. We studied the cognitive functioning of 50 elderly women who had undergone unilateral(More)
AIM To determine the change in cognitive function in very elderly men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over a 3-year period relative to age-and education-matched controls. METHODS In this hospital-based, prospective case-control study, we evaluated a consecutive series of 110 very elderly men with COPD and 110 control subjects who were(More)
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